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Old 01-15-2022, 05:55 PM   #1
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Jayco 222sl tongue weight?

I just bought a 2018 Jayco octane 222sl I want to know if anyone pulls one of these fully loaded with a half ton? I have a 21 Ford F-150 super crew with the 2.7, a weigh safe WDH, electric trailer brake control, and air bags for the back. I pick up the toy hauler this week, but if I have 2 full size Harley’s and my gear in this I am going to be close to the 8000 max. Has anyone tow d one of these like this? Do I need a bigger truck to pull cross country? Or will the f150 be okay?
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I pull my sl222 with a 2018 f150 supercrew with the 5.0 V8. I’m only hauling a Triumph Bonneville with a sidecar. I do have the 3.7 rear end. I have no problem with this setup. Not sure of the pulling power of the 2.7. I have heard the 3.5 ecoboost has a lot of punch. Good luck!
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I pull my sl222 with a 2018 f150 supercrew with the 5.0 V8. I’m only hauling a Triumph Bonneville with a sidecar. I do have the 3.7 rear end. I have no problem with this setup. Not sure of the pulling power of the 2.7. I have heard the 3.5 ecoboost has a lot of punch. Good luck!
Thank you. I appreciate the help. The 2.7 is 325 HP and 400 lbs torque, it’s definitely less than the 3.5, but I’m hoping it will do alright. I have the 3.55 gears in the rear end.
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2021 silverado custom 5.3 v8. 222 but no toy in it. Took it to Wells ny ( sacandaga state park) hardly noticed I had a trailer. Except gas , 16 18 might normally, 9mpg towing
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I just bought a 2018 Jayco octane 222sl I want to know if anyone pulls one of these fully loaded with a half ton? I have a 21 Ford F-150 super crew with the 2.7, a weigh safe WDH, electric trailer brake control, and air bags for the back. I pick up the toy hauler this week, but if I have 2 full size Harley’s and my gear in this I am going to be close to the 8000 max. Has anyone tow d one of these like this? Do I need a bigger truck to pull cross country? Or will the f150 be okay?
An answer without knowing the trailer weights and the TV's capabilities is a guess. There are many threads on this forum addressing those issues. Try the "Search" feature and it will provide you with information you need to operate a safe tow.
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Old 01-16-2022, 07:03 PM   #6
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Bzik,

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"Jayco 222SL tongue weight?" (thread title)

Since you mentioned you will be loaded close to the 222SL GVWR of 8,000lbs, an ideal loaded tongue would be 1,040lb to 1,200lb range (13% to 15% of the gross loaded weight). At 7,500lb gross = 975lb to 1,125lb range.

Check out Posts #13 & #71 here (Octane 222SL Loaded Tongue Weights):

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...t-57188-5.html

I would take your F-150 under loaded conditions (passengers, full fuel, etc.) to a CAT scale and weight, subtract the CAT weight from your F-150's GVWR..., the delta will be your actual remaining "available" cargo capacity for your TH's loaded tongue weight and WDH weight. Don't forget to account for any truck-box cargo weight not in account at the CAT.

OR.......

Take your TV/TH under "fully loaded" conditions to a CAT Scale and perform a 3-pass weigh-in. The CAT information will confirm WDH rating/adjustment, tongue weight, axle weights, etc..

CAT Scale how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...v-tt-3871.html

If your maxing out your F-150 (GVWR and/or Rear GAWR, etc.) then you may not like it's performance/handling towing your loaded TH cross country through the mountains..., especially in less than ideal towing conditions.

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